Hamilton DayStarter: Everything you need to know Monday

Grab your umbrellas, Hamilton! It's a rainy start to the work week. Here's everything you need to know to get through your Monday.

Grab your umbrella, Hamilton! It's a rainy morning to start your work week.

No need for a jacket today. It's 16 C at 8 a.m. and we're expecting a high of 21 C for the last day of September (time is flying!).

Who stayed up to watch the Breaking Bad finale last night? Was it all you wanted? Now, let's practice some online courtesy today for those who did not watch the last episode yesterday for whatever reason (In my case, I am not yet caught up enough to venture into finale territory). No spoilers, folks!

Here's an interesting story for all you cyclists out there about to hit two wheels to get to work. Where do you park your bike? Is there enough space to lock up? Dave Heidebrecht wants to hear from you. This Hamiltonian was inspired to look into a "deficit" of bike parking around the city after the debate at city hall about a report that suggested there aren't enough parking spots downtown for cars. Have something to say? Check out his website to leave a comment.

For all hockey fans out there, CBC's Hockey Night in Canada is back tomorrow! Make sure you're parked in front of a TV at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday night to catch the top of the broadcast and get a look at Don Cherry's new suit before the puck drops. And there are a couple of hockey games, too. The Toronto Maple Leafs play the Montreal Canadiens at 7 p.m., followed by the Winnipeg Jets at the Edmonton Oilers at 10 p.m.

CBC Hamilton is hosting a live chat today: Do you want to talk about the campaign the Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical reform has brought to Hamilton? Then join a live chat with Stephanie Gray, the co-founder and executive director of the group, on Monday, Sept. 30 at noon on cbc.ca/hamilton.

No issues on Hamilton roads to far this morning, but a significant road closure to tell you about.

Starting today, Queensdale Avenue from Upper Wentworth Street to Upper Sherman Avenue will be closed for construction, so you'll need an alternate route. HSR will detour the 22-Upper Ottawa route. This closure will last until the end of November, the city says.

On the highways, an earlier collision on the 403 eastbound just before the QEW is still blocking the centre lane (7:39 a.m.)

On GO Transit, the 7:15 a.m. train from Hamilton to Union station was delayed due to signal problems so we might see some domino effect delays later in the morning.

No issues on GO buses or HSR.

Here's a map of ongoing construction projects around the city that might slow down your commute this morning.

That rain we're experiencing this morning should last until early this afternoon, so keep the umbrella on hand if you venture outside during a break this morning. It's 16 C at 8 a.m. today, so no need for a jacket (unless that's what you use to protect from the rain). A high of 21 C today, going down to 12 C tonight.

Tuesday (first day of October!) will be sunny and 24 C.

At city hall today, staff will present a report to councillors recommending the lobbyist registry be pushed back once again, this time, to January 2015. This list would make it mandatory for individuals or groups looking to meet with councillors or staff to advance an agenda to register with the city. Reporter Samantha Craggs will be there to cover this story today. You can follow her on Twitter at @SamCraggsCBC. 

Some brilliant fall colours captured over the weekend by Paul Arnold (@parnoldontario) for your last day of September. Enjoy!

Here's a video everyone is watching online. National Geographic captured a very bold jaguar going after a tasty meal... in the water.

It's the final day of Hamilton's Festitalia, a 38-year-old local tradition. If you want to be an Italian for the day and celebrate, head to Romano's Ristorante at 1275 Rymal Road East for 6 p.m. Tickets are $85 for a five-course meal. That's amore!


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